Neuronal Processing of Diacritics: An fMRI Study
This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Mitchell Albert, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
First received: February 16, 2009
Last updated: November 3, 2011
Last verified: November 2011
The purpose of this study is to determine brain function in reading arabic diacritics.
Neuronal Processing of Diacritics
||Observational Model: Case-Only
||Neuronal Processing of Diacritics: An fMRI Study
Primary Outcome Measures:
- Observe regional brain function from reading Arabic diacritics [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
| Study Start Date:
| Study Completion Date:
| Primary Completion Date:
||February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
All subjects must be male native arabic speakers who can read and speak english.
All subjects will be asked to lay in an MRI for about an hour while reading Arabic diacritic characters
fMRI is a well established imaging technique that allows investigators to see regional brain function based off of actions like reading, speaking, playing music, etc. Even the type of language and format of that language can change the area of the brain that is active while performing that action. This study is meant to see the areas of the brain that become active both prior to and during the process of reading diacritic markings in arabic.
|Ages Eligible for Study:
||18 Years and older
|Genders Eligible for Study:
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
All subjects will be male native arabic speakers that can read and write english. All will be healthy with no history of neurological or psychiatric disorders.
Adult patients may be enrolled in this study if they meet the following inclusion criteria:
- Are male and are 18 years or older, inclusive;
- Consent from the patient
- First language is Arabic
- Must be able to speak and read English
- Right handed
- The subject must pass a dyslexia screen test (Attached to consent form).
Adult patients will be excluded from this study if they do not fulfill the inclusion criteria, or if any of the following conditions have been met:
- Have any contraindications to an MR exam such as a pace-maker, metallic cardiac valves, magnetic material (i.e., surgical clips) implanted electronic infusion pumps or any other conditions that would preclude proximity to a strong magnetic field;
- Are undergoing the MR exam in an emergency situation
- People with psychiatric disorders will be excluded from the study.
- Are claustrophobic and can not tolerate the imaging.
- People with neurological diseases
- Are on any medications for psychiatric, neurological, or chronic pain problems.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00845806
|UMASS Medical School Advanced MRI Center
|Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, 01655 |
University of Massachusetts, Worcester
||Mitchell S Albert, Ph.D.
||UMASS Medical School
No publications provided
||Mitchell Albert, Director of Advanced MRI Center, UMASS Medical Sch, University of Massachusetts, Worcester
History of Changes
|Other Study ID Numbers:
||Docket # 13127
|Study First Received:
||February 16, 2009
||November 3, 2011
||United States: Institutional Review Board
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